CREATIVE CONNECTION TO SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING
THEATER ARTS INTEGRATION
if you’re a teacher searching for ways to integrate theater into your curriculum, Theater in the Classroom book is your guide to transforming your classroom into an art integrated, creative learning space. Theater in the classroom places the power of the arts in your hands.
Theater in the classroom is a valuable tool in every teacher’s toolbox, enabling enhanced classroom dynamism while encouraging critical thinking skills with the built-in self-assessment components inherent in art education. A short, easy to digest book providing teachers access to a wealth of arts integrated learning activities enabling teachers, with no theater experience, to integrate arts into their curriculum with arts integrated, common core curriculum-based lesson plans.
“Imagination is the highest form of creativity.”
THEATER ARTS INTEGRATION
I’m a highly effective, certified Talented Theater teacher with seven years of classroom and twenty-five years Teaching Artist experience. As a teaching artist with numerous artist residencies with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and as Founding Fellow of the George Rodrique Foundation for the Arts, Louisiana A+ Schools, I’ve discovered my primary passions are elementary school teaching artist residencies and facilitating arts integrated, professional development workshops for teachers who have no previous theater experience.
Children grades 3-6 are mental sponges. Eager to know stuff. Theater is a perfect pathway to cross curriculum learning by using their favorite tool, imagination.
My three-hour arts integration, professional development workshops are enriched by practices taught at Kennedy Center Artist as Educators Seminars, Planning and Presenting Effective Teacher Workshops, Young Playwrights Inc., Louisiana A+ Schools and techniques developed through years of classroom, arts integrated theater residencies.
My arts integrated professional development workshops, together with my book Theater in the Classroom, will make you a better teacher because your students will become motivated by a new exciting, arts integrated method of learning.
RULES OF INTERACTION
A great activity that creates order and self-discipline while giving students the freedom to express themselves.
Students learn to write dialogue & create characters through simple playwriting activities
Improvisation creates student collaboration, self-confidence, social interaction & improved active listening skills
Creative ideas for transforming your classroom into a Black Box Theater